Artist Statement His work believes in the historical review of the pictorial western tradition, as an attempt of locating the painting in a moment and certain context. Arrieta “cuts and sticks” material from diverse but related sources revealing opulent transformations and manipulations of objects and ideas. Owing a debt to contemporary visual culture, he believes that different artistic manifestations can coexist and find inspiration in their diverse meanings and origins. He insists on making visible things seem more significant than we may perceive them, such as the daily life of humans. In this exploration, Arrieta defines his role as an artist as, “translator, way-finder, and mediator.”
-- Born in 1982 in San Jose, Costa Rica, Arrieta is recognized as one of Central America’s most interesting artists. His recent exhibitions have generated excitement among audiences and reviewers alike.